Whether you’re escaping snow or finding relief from unseasonably warm temperatures, you can’t go wrong with a trip to the movies this weekend. With three big names hitting the screen, the one you choose says a lot about you. Lucky for you, we know exactly which pregame cocktails will have you giving your movie going experience two thumbs up.read more
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Our single friends have been blabbing all week about how hard it is to spend Valentine’s Day alone BUT what they don’t realize is just how lucky they really are. Singles get away without having to give Valentine’s Day gifts and celebrations a second thought, not to mention they save a pretty penny on pricey flowers and chocolates. For all of you out there in a relationship, we feel for you! It’s crunch time, and if you haven’t snagged a little something special for your loved one just yet, you’re in luck. We’ve put together a boozy gift guide to help you find the perfect little something for your significant. Cheers to you love birds, and remember if all else fails, a bottle of their favorite booze will do!
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Some say that an apple a day keeps the doctor away. We’re not going to get into specifics here, but science tells us that this may not necessarily be true. However, science DOES tell us that wine, specifically red wine, has some extensive health benefits. So much so that it allegedly helped a man grow to the old age of 107!read more
For all of you good Catholics out there, welcome to the beginning of Lent. This is a period of 40 days and nights that begins on Ash Wednesday (today) and lasts until Easter Sunday. Traditionally, people who observe Lent eat sparingly over this time and up their serving of self-denial. All of this is in an effort to practice repentance.read more
Do you ever find yourself getting bored with your go-to booze? When you’ve grown tired of that mundane drink order, we’ll be here to walk you through what’s new and noteworthy this week:read more
Smirnoff has gifted us with some pretty funky vodka flavors over the years. We’ve seen it all; from flavors like cinnamon churros and fluffed marshmallows to wild honey and kissed caramel, we thought Smirnoff couldn’t possibly come up with another flavor to their repertoire. Nonetheless, Diageo has just announced their launch of Smirnoff Sourced: a group of three new flavors to Smirnoff’s line that are made with REAL fruit.read more
Considering more than half of the country is currently being covered with snow, we’re going to go ahead and assume that the majority of you are cold, bored and getting ready to strangle your shovel. Well let us ease your winter worries with a boozy beverage (what else?). We’ve come across a cocktail so sweet and soothing, you’ll be surprised by how quickly it warms you from the inside out.read more
We all already know that a cold brew can work wonders after a hard days work, but we had no idea that our beloved beer actually had a positive impact on the development of ancient civilization. You heard that right, a recent article from Tech Insider brought to our attention a new scientific theory that our “nomadic hunter-gatherer” ancestors were incentivized to settle down and build civilizations once they found areas in which they could grow grain. Now obviously grain is the main ingredient in beer, but it is also used to produce one of our favorite foods, bread! At first we thought our ancestors would have been much more interested in baking up a storm, but according to scholars there’s circumstantial evidence that proves for our ancestors, a cold brew sparked more interest than a sandwich.read more
It’s Fettuccini Alfredo Day! Another fake holiday that we celebrate as an excuse to eat more of the food we love. Whether you’re making it from scratch or dining out to celebrate, no dish of pasta is complete without a perfectly paired wine.
But how do you decide which wine to pair with which sauce? Sure, wine is delicious no matter what you’re eating, even if it isn’t strategically paired with the dish. But if you really want to bring out your food’s flavor and up your dinner game, we’ve got just the cheat sheet to guide you:
Of late, the nationwide news cycle has included some usual suspects (politics, weather, sports etc.), but there’s been one story in particular that has garnered a lot of well-deserved attention: the Flint Water Crisis. If you don’t know what’s going on, here’s the skinny:
Back in April of 2014, the city of Flint, located in Michigan about an hour outside of Detroit, changed its water source from the treated Detroit Water and Sewerage Department, to the noticeably less clean Flint River. The corrosive new water caused lead from old pipes to seep into the city’s water supply resulting in widespread lead poisoning in anywhere from 6,000 to 12,000 children. This is clearly a big bad deal.